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The Master in Digital Communications program at Czech College is a fine blend of corporate communications, advertising, management principles, and web technologies. This program is designed to be a continuation of the BSC Multmedia- Digital Communications program. Students in this program explore further the use of digital communication as an effective marketing strategy, preparing them adeq...

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International experience is becoming increasingly valuable in the job market. Earning your degree abroad at John Cabot University will not only teach you flexibility, independence, and intercultural skills that are highly marketable to employers, but will also allow you to join our student community representing more than 70 countries. As an American university in the historic center of Rom...

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IED Diploma in Creative Advertising and Branding is the educational response to the challenges of a global market where companies and agencies need vanguard creative professionals with new skills and competencies to differentiate and position their brands, products and services. The course is about bridging the gap between creativity, communication, advertising and branding to educate and fo...

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At Griffith, one of our goals is to develop graduates who will make a difference to the world in which we live. Griffith is a large public institution which offers more than 300 degrees across a diverse range of study areas. Griffith’s 5 campuses are located in sub-tropical South-East Queensland. Enjoy either the relaxed, beach lifestyle of the Gold Coast, or the bustling, inner-city life o...

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The experience of a lifetime awaits you. If you’re looking for a safe and friendly destination that offers a dynamic, multicultural experience while you study, then Macquarie University is the place for you. Just over 50 years old Macquarie is one of Australia’s leading universities, with nine subjects ranked in the top 100 globally and 100 per cent of our research rated at world standard...

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Communication and information have become increasingly important in modern society. The LLM in Computer and Communication Law programme provides participants with the opportunity to acquire expertise in the legal regimes that govern the use and supply of computer and communications technology. Programme participants learn to analyse the ways that computer and communications technology has i...

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Mente Argentina's Masters and Graduate Degrees Program may be the perfect program for someone interested in studying in a new culture. Through this international program students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in thier career. Individuals can chose to study from some of the most renowned universities in the Country: Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), Universidad Argen...

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The American University in Dubai (AUD) degree programs are supported by appropriate technology and facilities. AUD is also accredited by the Commission on Colleges (COC) of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Students' success in a chosen field of endeavor is, in our view, the ultimate test of the effectiveness of the educational experience offered by AUD.

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Study at Asia Pacific Universitys School of Business & Management in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. We offer both undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in the fields Business Management, Accounting, and Finance. We emphasize a broad interdisciplinary approach which encourages individual creativity in tackling the modern problems of a globally transforming business field. Stay at the cutting ...

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London Graduate Internships: Apply Now! International experience is highly regarded by today's employers. Through full-time corporate placements, complemented by academic study in an intensive one-year program, the Mountbatten Institute equips recent graduates and young professionals with the diversity of skills necessary to top an increasingly competitive labor market. With c.150 trainee...

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Franklin University Switzerland is an English-speaking, US- and Swiss-accredited non-profit university based in Lugano, Southern Switzerland. The university offers bachelor’s and master’s programs, foundation programs and summer courses in a highly international academic learning environment. Our community of scholars and students represents over 50 nationalities from all corners of the globe. ...

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The University of Westminster is a diverse and dynamic university located in the heart of London, England. With a vibrant learning environment and a commitment to educating for professional life, the university has a distinguished 175-year history. It offers a wide range of bachelors and masters courses, ranging from Business Management and International Relations to Conflict Resolution and Mus...

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Journalism and management think together: With the increase in digitalization comes an increase in the complexity of journalistic business models. Whoever wants to take over leadership in journalism must have management skills. Students in the Master in International Journalism program at Macromedia University of Applied Sciences are trained not only in a journalistic way, but also get excel...

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We invite you to join the 27,000 students from nearly 150 countries who have chosen to study at one of the UK’s most historic and prestigious universities! Students from around the world choose King’s to further their academic and professional studies. With over 90% of our research internationally recognized, you benefit from an intellectually rigorous environment supported by welcoming and car...

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Brunel is a campus-based university situated in Uxbridge, West London, and is home to nearly 15,000 students from over 100 countries worldwide. Founded in 1966, our distinctive mission is to combine teaching and research excellence with the practical and entrepreneurial approach pioneered by its namesake, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The University is based around eight Academic Schools: *...

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Communications Degrees Abroad

The way human beings are hardwired to connect through communication is profound and complex, even within each individual culture! If you are interested in studying communications abroad, you’re probably aware that the way we communicate varies greatly between cultures (who knows, you could be flipping someone the bird when you think you are just giving a friendly thumbs-up!). Earning a degree abroad in communications will provide you with the opportunity to gain new perspectives, be immersed in a new human experience, and maybe even become fluent in another language; this intercultural competency will fast track your resume to the top of employers’ must-hire lists in the future.

Why Earn a Degree Abroad

Seems like a silly question, right? Okay, okay, we won’t twist your arm. Communications degrees abroad provides students with a number of immeasurable experiences that simply cannot be taught in a classroom. A lot of people will try to tell you communications is a “fluff” degree program. Going abroad to earn your degree in communications is your chance to prove them wrong and really WOW future employers.

Part of what makes communications degrees popular is the field’s reputation for being flexible. Supplementing your communications degree with international experience is like slathering peanut butter on an Oreo. Perhaps the most valuable thing about earning a communications degree abroad is the way in which this newfound perspective will open doors to higher levels of cultural competence and inevitably change the way you personally communicate. You will be able to improve on your ability to elaborate and share a connection with others in a way that a domestic communications degree program doesn’t allow for.

Communication manifests itself in very different ways around the world and you will,  not surprisingly, discover that you know less about communication than you thought; do NOT let that deter you. Earning a communications degree abroad is a humbling opportunity where true learning in its purest form transpires. 

Locations

Choosing a location for your communications degree abroad is both exciting and overwhelming all at the same time. To help narrow down your search, begin by thinking about the local language.

Are you fluent in another language? Language is the primary form of communication and having a few extra ones in your back pocket can be helpful to say the least. If you’re drawn to hablar español, Argentina is home to some of the most renowned universities in South America, including the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), Universidad Argentina de la Empresa, Instituto Tecnologico de Buenos Aires, and Universidad de Belgrano. Of of these are ideal locations for getting an international master’s degree in communications. Buenos Aires, especially, is a vibrant city that is dripping with passion. Immerse yourself in the nightlife, learn to tango, see a fútbol match, the possibilities are endless (just don’t forget to eat steak!).

Another solid option for communications degrees seekers is Belgium. This tiny country is more than just waffles and chocolate. In fact, if you’re keen to master multiple languages, you can knock out three in one while getting a communications degree at the University of Kent’s Brussels School of International Studies. French, German, AND Dutch are all national languages in Belgium, so it is a comm major’s dream!

It is easier to learn a new language if you are immersed in the culture. Hone in on cultures that interest you or where you see yourself and your future career being involved. Many universities in lavish Middle Eastern cities, such as Dubai, have communications degree program options that can ease you into the whole language barrier situation. There is also a concentration of distinguished universities in London and many others scattered around England that provide the comfort of courses taught in English (and work on your English accent!).

Is learning a new language necessary? Not at all. Both the aforementioned England as well as Australia are beautiful, practical places to earn a communications degree abroad (although the slang may feel like you’re on another planet). Top ranked universities with campuses scattered across the continent include the National University of Australia and the University of Sydney. Communications degree-seeking students can enjoy the relaxed beach lifestyle or engage in the bustling city life. 

Academics & Degrees

No matter what stage of your education you are in, there is a degree program that will fit your needs. You can earn a bachelor’s, master’s, or PhD in communications at many universities abroad.

Communications is a broad field with various related sub-disciplines, thus making it interdisciplinary in nature. Health, technology, environmental, and mass media communications are a just a few examples of sub-concentrations that you’ll be able to choose from at almost any institution abroad. The opportunity to earn your advanced degree in communications in any of these fields is also very possible.

Keep an eye out for the chance to enhance your professional qualifications and beef up your resume with internships that correspond to your studies while earning your communications degree abroad. Internships will put you in a position to be a top candidate for future jobs, especially those with a significant global influence.

Communications courses, even abroad, are usually broken down into smaller components, such as broadcasting, journalism, and public relations. In general, all communications degree programs will involve taking English courses, to improve writing and public speaking, and a few extras like communications laws and ethics. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to practice giving speeches in your newly acquired second language!

Most communications degree programs abroad are similarly structured to traditional U.S. universities and have comparable admissions requirements. If you plan on attending a school in a country where English is not the first language, be sure and check for specific language requirements.

Benefits & Challenges

Travail to Prevail. Traveling is not always as appealing as the picture on the cover of a study abroad brochure. The word travel is derived from the word travail, which means painful or laborious effort. Meaningful travel promises trials, but meaningful travel also promises a giant helping of strength, confidence, and courage you didn’t know you had in you.

Listen up. Traveling while you’re young is the number one prescribed piece of advice mentors are handing out. Communication is a two way street and listening is perhaps the road less traveled. Your listening skills will subconsciously progress as you attempt to navigate a new culture. Earning a degree in communications abroad is a great opportunity to expand your self-awareness, and it won’t hurt to do some adventuring with new friends on the weekends instead of falling to the lure of a red solo cup.

Interact. Your ability to adapt in new situations and be able to clearly communicate your thoughts is a rare and valuable life skill that will enhance your education and professional skills. Interaction is a key aspect of communication and meeting people from all over the world who are in the same boat as you is one of the most valuable parts of earning your communications degree abroad; it also gives you a great head start to the necessary evil of networking.

Meaningful travel is a response to a promise of purpose and fulfilled passion that is deeply desired. Earning a degree abroad in communications provides you with a life changing opportunity, so travel meaningfully! And remember, everyone communicates, but only few connect. 

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